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Trish and I went up to Grand Valley Rd today to find the great grays. We thought we were going to get shut out when we found this one as we retraced our route on the way back. Two weeks ago we went here with some licensed banders to band some owls. This may be one of the owls that got banded as it was in the exact same spot as the first owl banded that evening. This owl was very cooperative today. I didn't realize it at the time, but we were there for 30 minutes while it just sat and posed and let us get very close.
This owl was determined to just sit, so I finally went in for the close-up shots.
Love these owls! Such a thrill to shoot!